Update on services

24th October 2020

Dear Families, Children, Young People, Service Users and Friends of Elfrida Rathbone Camden,

All of us at ERC continue to send our thoughts and best wishes to you as we all cope with the stresses, worries and problems caused by the Coronavirus emergency. I also wanted to let you know that in whatever way we can we will try to continue supporting you and our local community. Elfrida Rathbone Camden services continue to work to provide support to our community even though we are having to work in different and sometimes more limited ways. Our relationship with everyone who uses our services is at the heart of everything we do and I want you to know you can let me or any of our staff know if there is anything else we could do or that you might need: alexis@elfridacamden.org.uk / 07917 193 697

I wanted to give you an update on our services – I know that you will understand that these may change at short notice because of present circumstances:

Office

Our office is now open every day although our non-education staff are working from home for most of the week. OUR OFFICE LINE IS: 020 7424 1601 and the email is info@elfridacamden.org.uk . Most non-education staff can also be contacted directly by email and mobile phone – contact the office if you do not have the details of these or want a message to be passed on.

Leighton College

From September all of the students for the Leighton College have returned to full time education Monday – Thursday. The College will be shut for half-term break from Monday 26th October to Friday 30th October and re-opens on Monday 2nd November.

Samantha Childs took up a new role as ERC’s Education and Participation Manager in September – Samantha can be reached on samantha@elfridacamden.org.uk / 020 7424 1617 / 07917 193885

ERC Family Support Projects:

  • Families Together
  • HS2 Family Support Services
  • Community Connectors
  • Creative Therapies
  • Better Relationships for Stronger Families Parenting Programmes
  • Kentish Town Community Champions Project

All our family support projects are still supporting people in the community although at the moment to keep the numbers of people down in our offices we are asking staff to work mostly from home. We will be staying in touch with families and parents and offering advice and support whichever way we can. Project workers will explain to you directly how they will support you.   If you want to discuss the support available or have any queries please contact Paul Dunn the Family Support Services Manager on 07917 735455 / paul@elfridacamden.org.uk

We are offering supporting to people in the Kentish Town area who might benefit from additional help from volunteers through our Community Champions Project – to ask for help or to find out more about this please contact Jill Williams our Project Worker at jill@elfridacamden.org.uk / 07939 877745

Other community support:

We are actively exploring how we can support our local Camden community during the COVID-19 crisis and hope to find new ways to help. We will keep this page updated but as stated above you can contact me direct on 07917 193 697 / alexis@elfridacamden.org.uk

COVID-19 Daily Care Card

You can print these Covid-19 Daily Care Cards and use scissors to separate the cards. We see this as a great self-care resource to help us keep in a positive routine in these tricky times. You can stick it on your fridge each day, or share with your children and family.

Alexis Keir
Director